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T H 


E 


AUDITOE'S 


EEPORT 


OF THE 





RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ANDOYER, 



FOK THE 



YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 14, 1868. 



LAWRENCE: 

GEO. S. MERRILL $ COMPANY, STEAM BOOK PRINTERS, 

No. 120 Essex Street. 

1868. 



THE 



AUDITOE'S EEPOET 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ANDOYER 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 14, 1868. 



LAWRENCE: 

GEO. S. MERRILL tf COMPANY, STEAM BOOK PRINTERS, 

No. 1^0 Essex Stbbbt. 

18G8. 



REPORT 



SELECTMEN'S ACCOUNT. 



SCHOOLS. 

PAID PER ORDER OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 



Grammar School 




Centre South Di 


strict, 


Phillips 


a 


Village 


(( 


Ballard Vale 


(( 


Scotland 


a 


Holt 


t( 


Centre West 


« 


Frye 
North 




Abbott 


(( 


Bailey 
Osgood 


<( 

(( 



$3,397 77 


179 


00 


68 


50 


232 


04 


223 


10 


44 


13 


21 


08 


53 


37 


311 


83 


6 


84 


17 


67 


12 


34 


1,863 


77 



$6,431 44 



SCHOOLS. 




PAID PER ORDER OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 


Grammar School, 


$717 94 


Centre South District, 


605 57 


Phillips " 


381 96 


Village " 


. 702 57 


Ballard Yale " 


841 78 


Scotland " 


287 31 


Holt 


267 41 


Centre West, " 


297 75 


Frye " 


554 75 


North " 


243 00 


Abbott " 


262 60 


Bailey « 


274 16 


Osgood " 


311 45 




$5,748 25 


Pan chard School appropriation, 


$500 00 


State Aid, 


$3,256 50 


SERVICES OF TOWN OFFICERS 




John O'Connel, police service, 


$18 00 


Daniel Eames, " 


10 00 


G. F. Baker, 


5 00 


A. C. Abbott, " 


24 00 


Henry Dane, " 


4 00 


Thos. Smith, " 


3 00 


John T. Bailey, " 


1 00 


W. D. Hussey, 


10 00 


C. H. Poor, 


10 00 


B. B. Babbitt, School Committee, 


100 00 


G. S. Boutwell, " " 


75 00 


H. S. Greene, " 


65 00 


W. S. Jenkins, Selectman, Assessor, and Overseer 


, 275 00 


J. B. Abbott, " « " 


225 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$825 00 



Amount brought forward, $825 00 

H. Phelps, Selectman, Assessor, and Overseer, 250 00 

E. K. Jenkins, collecting taxes, 597 69 

" " recording births, marriages, deaths, 65 85 

" " as Treasurer, 50 00 
Selectmen, for appraising School District property, 

and assessing tax for' the same, 170 00 



$1,958 54 



LIQUOR DEPARTMENT. 

J. I. Baker, for liquor, 
H. W. Abbott, Agent, 4 months, 
Thomas Smith, " 9 " 
For freight, &c, 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

For labor of Engine Co., No. 1, 

Remittance of taxes, Engine No. 1, 

J. C. Morse, services " " 

H. A. Hall, rubber clothing, 

Hunneman & Co., repairs on Engine No. 1, 

Supplies for Engine No. 1, 

J. Boyd & Sons, hose for Engine Co., No. 2, 

Labor of Engine Co., No. 2, 



$3,749 40 


66 


67 


150 


00 


28 


31 


$3,994 38 


$275 


10 


100 


00 


15 


75 


16 


00 


25 


00 


13 


43 


614 


00 


87 


30 



$1,146 58 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

HIGHWAY TAXES WORKED AND RE-ASSESSED. 

District No. 1, John Cornell, 

" 2, G. H. Chandler, 

3, E. K. Jenkins, 
" 5, H. Jones, 

6, H. Brownell, 

Amount carried forward, $334 07 



$146 


59 


70 


48 


88 


19 


10 


64 


18 


17 



mount brought forward, 
istrict No. 7, R. F. Caldwell, 


$334 07 
13 32 


a 


9, Jesse Harnden, 


30 50 


ti 


10, N. F. Abbott, 


53 58 


(( 


11, Wm. C. Donald, 


12 68 


c< 


12, C. M. Abbott, 


161 45 


a 


13, J. H. Chandler, 


40 00 




14, Benj. Boynton, 

15, P- M. Jefferson, 


18 43 
55 60 


it 

it 


16, A. W. Livingstone, 

17, Simeon Hardy, 


35 06 

26 00 


tt 
tt 


18, Joseph Chandler, 

19, Wm. Perrin, 


19 70 
31 35 


tt 


20, Omer Jenkins, 


43 54 


tt 

tt 


21, T. P. Bailey, 

22, H. B. Abbott, 


15 00 
15 00 


tt 


23, A. N. Bean, 


140 01 


tt 
tt 


24, Sylvester Lovejoy, 

25, H. A. Bodwell, 


15 00 

65 92 


ft 
(( 
tt 


26, T. E. Mayberry, 

27, C. 0. Cummings, 

28, Wm. Allen, 


196 44 

75 00 
102 47 




$1,500 12 



OVERWORK. 



District No. 3, 1866, 
6, 



11, 
14, 
", 

27, 



$5,57 


8 90 


2 00 


6 57 


19 51 


14 94 



$57 49 



SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR ROADS AND 
BRIDGES. 



District No, 


■ 1, 


et 


% 


(S 


9, 


it 


10, 1866, 


(C 


10, 


i. 


12, 


(( 


15, 


(( 


17, 


(( 


20, 


<( 


22, 


t( 


25, 


{( 


26, 


it 


27, 


Ballard Val 


e Bridge, 


Marland 


a 


Elm Square 


j 



$23 4:2 


37 


50 


1 


19 


40 


88 


32 


95 


20 


00 


34 


00 


3 


50 


30 


00 


75 


00 


56 


29 


6 


97 


1 


25 


48 


44 


367 


83 


50 


23 



$829 45 



EXPENSE OF REMOVING SNOW. 

District No. 1, John Cornell, 

2, D. P. Abbott, 

3, John Chandler, 

4, N. B. Abbott, 
" 5, H. Jones, 
" 6, Henry Brownell, 

7, G. F. Mason, 
" 8, Wm. Jenkins, 

" 9, Jesse Harnden, 

10, N. F. Abbott, 
" 11, Wm. C. Donald, 

12, M. B Abbott, 
" 13, J. H. Chandler, 
" 14, Charles Sbattuck, 
" 15, Isaac Carruth, 
" 17, Simeon Bardwell, 

Amount carried forward, $584 28 



$19 59 


27 


20 


32 


49 


29 


24 


42 


54 


55 


10 


33 


35 


12 


83 


33 


74 


39 


95 


28 


47 


28 


70 


49 


59 


52 


02 


39 


m 


59 


81 



Amount brought forward, 

District No. 18, Herman Phelps, 
" 19, Wm.Perrin, 
" 20, A. N. Luscomb, 
" 21, Wm. Merrill, 
" 22, G. F. Baker, 
" 23, P. P. Pillsbury, 
" 24, George Boutwell, 
« 25, Ballard Holt, 
" 26, T. E. Mayberry, 
" 27, C. O. Cummings, 
" 28, W. H. B. Woodlin, 

Henry Burtt, clearing sidewalks, 

Willard Pike, " 



$584 28 


71 


31 


45 


53 


86 


21 


81 


84 


47 


73 


66 


95 


36 


00 


58 


26 


30 


06 


16 


34 


43 


60 


33 


00 


10 


03 



$1,211 14 



KEMITTANCE OF TAXES. 

E. K. Jenkins, collector, 1866, $25 06 

" " « 1867, 250 86 



$275 92 



Abatement of taxes, $66 24 

MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. 
E. P. Abbott, returning births and deaths, 
Wood for Town House, 
Expenses of adjusting soldiers' claims, 
Henry Dane, notifying Town Officers, 
George S. Merrill, printing, 
Guide Boards, 
R. Callahan, janitor, 

" labor at "Town House, 
Thomas Smith, janitor, 
Isaac Hardy, damages by freshet, 1864, 
S. G. Bean, dinners for Selectmen and Auditors, 
Peter Harmon, repairs on Town House, 

Amount carried forward, $671 43 



$17 87 


24 


51 


96 


50 


7 


00 


301 


25 


21 


25 


39 


00 


8 


50 


96 


33 


25 


00 


23 


50 


10 


72 



9 



Amount brought forward, 

Wm. Saunders, witness fees, 

G. H. Parker and others, stationery, 

Thomas Groom, books, 

H. P. Beard & Co., supplies for Town House, 

B. G. Morris, binding books, 

M. Thayer, designs for monument, 

E. Taylor, expense " 

Cornell & Chandler, coal for Town House, 

Selectmen, railroad fares, 

George Foster, selling school house, 

H. Abbott, repairing furniture at Town House, 

Paid for land in Elm Square, 

W. B. Morse, distributing envelopes, 

A. A. Abbott, surveying, 

Rand & Avery, printing for Monument Committee, 

R. Callahan and others, returning deaths, 

Timothy P. Holt, for damage caused by defect in 

sidewalk, 
Wm. Barnett, repairs on Town House, 
J. R. Loring, " " 

School Committee, for books, 
R. Callahan, warning meetings, 
I. Wilson, for damages by freshet, 1864, 
S. Raymond, postage, 
J. H. Cochrane, blacksmithing, 
North Reading, schooling, 
E. K. Jenkins, postage and revenue stamps, 
W. F. Draper, printing, 
W. Corse, fixtures for Town House, 
W. F. Draper, school books, 
E. P. Higgins, for weighing, 
W. S. Jenkins, repairs on Town House, 
J. B. Jenkins, bridge timber, 



$671 43 

2 25 
23 22 
12 00 
39 92 

5 50 
25 00 

1 25 
54 00 

7 79 



8 


00 


8 


37 


167 


00 


1 


50 


1 


50 


e, 24 


00 


9 


70 


75 


00 


10 


80 


3 


68 




75 


8 


00 


5 


00 


1 


00 


5 


97 


25 


50 


14 


50 


26 


25 


35 


00 


47 


97 


20 


00 


6 


10 


190 


00 


$1,539 95 



10 

SUMMARY OF SELECTMEN'S ORDERS. 

Punchard School, 

State Aid, 

Services of Officers, 

Liquor Department, 

Highway Taxes Worked and Re-assessed, 

Highways and Bridges, — Overwork, 

Special Appropriation for Roads and Bridges, 

Removing Snow, 

Remittance of Taxes, 

Abatement of Taxes, 

Miscellaneous Expenses, 

Fire Department, 



$500 00 


3,256 


50 


1,958 


54 


3,994 


38 


1,500 


12 


57 


49 


829 45 


1,211 


14 


275 


92 


66 


24 


1,539 


95 


1,146 


58 


$16,336 31 



OVERSEER'S ACCOUNT. 



RELIEF OUT OF THE ALMSHOUSE. 

Ann E. Bean, 
Catharine Farrington, 
Mary J. Abbott, 
Joseph Russell, jr., 1866, 
Joseph V. Allen, 
Annie Jones, 
Susannah Pickersgill, 
Charles W. Lovejoy's family, 
Henry W. Palmer, 
James Nichols, 
Sophia Dane, 
Thomas Piatt, 
David Goodwin, 
Abial Upton, 
Phebe A. Palmer, 
Stephen Abbott, 
Mary A. Goodwin, 
Elbridge Wardwell, 
Burial of John Conley, 
Burial of Rosa Wardwell, 
Mrs. Edward Mason, 
Mrs. T. C. Mason, 
Herman Abbott, coffin, &c, 
Robert Callahan, burials, 
William T. Jones, 
Mrs. Thomas Davis, 
Mrs. Wiley, 
Patrick Quarley, 
Hannah Russell, 

Amount carried forward, $755 33 



$66 00 


87 


25 


35 


75 


13 


80 


24 50 


36 


00 


8 


00 


66 


00 


10 


00 


42 


56 


5 


00 


10 


18 


12 


25 


18 


13 


42 


23 


35 


36 


1 


50 


2 


50 


2 


00 


5 


00 


74 


61 


78 


92 


30 


50 


14 


00 


10 


41 


3 


00 


10 


00 


6 


88 


3 


00 



12 



Amount brought forward, 


$755 33 


Charles B. Abbott, 


1 50 


William White, 


1 00 


Dorcas B. Chandler, 


26 00 


A Pauper, 


2 00 


Mrs. John B. Pecker, 


4£ 00 


Rebecca Merrill, 


17 75 


W. H. Kimball, vaccinating children, 


3 00 




$848 58 



COMMITMENTS. 

Henry Dane, committing Johanna White to the 

Lunatic Hospital, $22 30 



EXPENSES OF ALMSHOUSE. 

Charles O, Cummings, salary, 

Milton Berry, medical attendance, 

T. A. Holt & Co., supplies, 

H. P. Beard, supplies, 

Barnes & Lewis, supplies, 

George A. Nelson, " 

Valpey Brothers, meat, 

John H. Flint, meat, 

David Gray, boots and shoes, 

Connell & Chandler, coal, 

P. M. Jefferson, soap, 

B. F. Holt, ice, 

John T. Shattuck, boots and shoes, 

William Barnett, repairs, 

J. W. Barnard, boots and shoes, 

Corse & Townsend, boots and shoes, 

Henry W. Abbott, supplies, 

Joseph Farnham, repairs, 

Oliver W. Hunt, blacksmithing, 

James H. Smith, " 

James H. Cochrane, " 

Walter H. Kimball, medical attendance, 

Amount carried forward, $3,514 41 



$450 00 


18 


75 


551 


97 


826 


ZZ 


366 


15 


210 


64 


344 


29 


291 


33 


10 


32 


143 


50 


62 


00 


15 


00 


2 


35 


19 


30 


55 


22 


12 


82 


31 


90 


7 


60 


22 


11 


33 


27 


14 


56 


25 


00 



13 



Amount brought forward, 


$3,514 41 


George H. Parker, medical supplies, 


19 75 


Lydia A. Reynolds, labor, 


81 00 


Warren W. Townsend, labor, 


35 26 


Benjamin Cheever, " 


106 34 


Benjamin Stevens, cow, 


48 00 


George N. Pasho, cow, 


75 00 


Herman Abbott, Coffins, 


13 00 


Robert Callahan, burials, 


10 00 


Herman Abbott, chairs, 


5 25 



$3,908 01 

ALMSHOUSE REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS. 

Richard M. Abbott, painting, $4 75 

E. E. Lunmans, mowing machine, 115 00 

Wm. S. Jenkins, lumber and labor, 28 71 

Joseph Wadleigh, tile, 2-1 60 

Gleason & Morse, whitewashing, 17 50 



$190 m 



PAID TO CITIES AND TOWNS. 

City of Charlestown, family of Alfred Mason, 
Lunatic Hospital, Samuel Holt, 
House of Correction, C. O. Parker, 

" « Elbridge Wardwell, 

« « Ella J. Parker, 

North Reading, Isaac O. Holt, 



$96 


62 


199 


50 


8 


56 


4 


28 


26 


.00 


37 


70 



$372 66 



DUE FROM CITIES AND TOWNS. 
Haverhill, Mrs. John G. Pecker, 
Newburyport, Rebecca Merrill, 
North Andover, James Nichols, 



42 


00 


17 


75 


14 


15 



$73 90 



Due from Commonwealth, burial of State paupers, $30 00 



14 

SUMMARY OF OVERSEER'S ORDERS. 

Relief out of the House, 
Commitments, 
Expenses of Almshouse, 
Repairs and Improvements, 
Paid to Cities and Towns, 



$848 58 


22 


30 


3,908 


01 


190 


56 


312 


66 



$5,342 11 



REPRESENTATIVE FUND, $100 00. 

June 13th, 1867. 
The Overseers of the Poor received One Hundred Dollars 
with the following communication : 
To the Overseers of the Poor of the Town of Andover : 

Gentlemen : — As Representative from the 4th Essex 
District, in the last Legislature, I am in the receipt of a 
larger compensation than met my approval. It is not my 
purpose to appropriate the whole sum to my own use, and 
I hereby ask you to receive and hold in trust the enclosed 
One Hundred Dollars, the annual income of which you will 
please expend towards furnishing fuel for some worthy ones, 
for whom in your official capacity you are called upon to 
provide. I remain, yours, &c, 

EDWARD TAYLOR. 

In accordance with the wishes of the donor, the interest 
accruing by the above named fund for six months, ending 
the first day of January last, has been applied to the family 
of Mrs. John Trull. 

WM. S. JENKINS, ) Overseers 
JOHN B. ABBOTT, V of 
HERMAN PHELPS, ) Andover. 



SUPERINTENDENT'S ACCOUNT. 





Dr. 


To balance from last account, 


To cash for labor, 


a 


milk, 


a 


services of bull, 


tt 

tt 


lodging prisoners, 
calves, 


tt 


seed corn, 


it 


oats, 


it 


gravel, 

hides and tallow, 


it 


vegetables, &c, 


St 


oxen, 


tt 


flour barrels, 


if 


straw, 


ft 
it 


grass, 
boarding, 



$126 68 

314 51 

63 41 

52 75 

39 00 

2 00 

55 09 

1 15 

10 00 

1 70 

21 33 

37 09 

261 20 

10 80 

4 00 

5 00 
35 00 





$1,040 71 


Cr. 




By cash paid for hard ware, tools, &c, 


$14 02 


" repairing pumps, 


1 75 


" clothing, &c, 


28 41 


" furniture, 


2 00 


" toll to Lawrence, 


86 


" fresh fish, 


57 16 


" cider and vinegar, 


13 65 


" boarding, 


15 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$132 85 



16 



Amount b: 


rought forward, 


$132 85 


a 


grinding corn, 


11 01 


a 


alcohol and medicines, 


12 00 


(S 


L. A. Reynolds, labor, 


93 00 


a 


Wm. H. Rea, 


7 00 


it 


Charles Wilson, " 


28 00 


tt 


W. W. Townsend, " 


25 34 


it 


Benj. Cheever, " 


30 00 


a 


Peter Rogers, " 


27 08 


tt 


M. Holden, " 


90 00 


a 


P. E. Marsh, 


46 38 


a 


crackers, 


l°l 5 ° 


a 


repairing harness, &c, 


2 76 


a 


oats and rye, 


13 


it 


school books, 


1 99 


tt 


oil, 


1 12 


tt 


railroad fares, 


1 10 


a 


" freight, 


9 68 


tt 


threshing grain, 


6 50 


a 


oxen, 


255 00 


a 


E. Hussey, washing, 


21 90 


a 


" sawing lumber, 


6 00 


a 


N. B. Abbott, swine, 


2 00 


a 


Wm. Poor, repairs, 


1 00 


a 


Geo. 0. Burns, labor, 


55 88 


a 


tea, 


13 00 


a 


Town Treasurer, 


100 00 


Balance due the Town, 


36 62 



$1,040 71 
C. O. CUMMINGS, Superintendent. 



ALMSHOUSE. 

Whole number of Paupers in Almshouse during 

year, 83 

Whole number weeks board, 1339 

" foreign paupers entertained, 225 

" weeks' board, 64 

(( prisoners held in custody waiting 

trial, 7 

" number weeks' board of prisoners, 3 



17 

REMAINING IN ALMSHOUSE.. 

Over eighty years old, 3 

Between seventy and eighty, 4 

" sixty and seventy, 2 

" fifty and sixty, " 2 

" forty and fifty, 3 

" thirty and forty, 1 

" ten and twenty, 3 

" one and ten, 4 



DEATHS IN THE ALMS-HOUSE DURING THE YEAH. 



PROVISIONS. 

Flour and meal, $61.00 , 200 lbs. butter, $90.00, 
Molasses, 26.60 ; 200 lbs. lard, 32.00, 
Sugar, 29.40 ; tea, 42.00 ; coffee, 4.60, 
Crackers, 4.00 ; pork, 175.00 ; oil, 5.40, 
Starch, 1.00 ; saleratus, 2.90 ; cranberries, 2.00, 
Fish, 2,00; Hams, 40.00 ; vinegar, 11.50, 
Salt, 2.25 ; tomatoes, canned, 5„00, 
Extra provisions, tobacco, 5.50, 
Ten meat barrels, 5.00, 



22 



Sally Moore, aged 74 years. 
Joshua Moore, aged 55 years. 
Isaac O. Holt, aged 49 years. 

INVENTORY OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. 

Fifty iron bedsteads, $150 ; 10 stoves, $115.50, $265 50 

Glass and crockery ware, 40.15 ; 38 chairs, 25.50, 65 65 

Wooden wares, 77.50 ; iron kettles, sad iron, 5.00, 82 50 

Beds and beding, 408.50 ; 2 dinner bells, 2.00, 410 50 

Two clocks, 3.00 ; 2 lanterns, 3.50, 6 50 

Table and tea spoons, knives and forks, 16.50, 16 50 
Tin ware, 30.00 ; stone ware, 12.00 ; chairs for 

sick, 3.50, 45 50 



$892 65 



$151 


00 


58 


60 


76 


00 


184 


40 


5 


90 


53 


50 


7 


25 


5.00 


5.00 



$547 15 



18 



FARM PRODUCE. 



Corn, wheat, barley, oats, 92 90 ; hay, 305.00, $397 90 

Potatoes, 117.00; vegetables, 22.00 ; straw, 12.00, 151 00 

Meat block, bench, saw and axe, 1^.00, 12 00 

Soap, 26,00 ; 8 cider barrels, 8.00 ; leather,2.00, 36 00 

Brick, 4.00 ; manure, 300.00, 304 00 



$900 90 



FARM STOCK. 

Horse, 150.00; 2 pair oxen, 550.00, $700 00 

Bull, 30.00 ; 6 cows, 300.00 ; fowls, 15.00, 345 00 

Tat cow, 62.00 ; swine, 60.00, 122 00 



$1,167 00 



FUEL AND LUMBER. 

Bridge plank, 190.00 ; oak posts, 2.50, $192 50 

Pine timber, plank, boards, fence rails, 115 00 



$307 50 



CLOTHING. 

Clothing, 47.00 ; crash and towels, 18.00, $65 00 

Boots and shoes, 20 00 



$85 00 



FARM IMPLEMENTS. 

Two horse wagons, harnesses, pung and sleigh, 

Two ox wagons, sled, scraper, harrows, 

Two carts, stone drag, yokes, chains, 

Sythes, sickles, corn cutters, peat knives, 

Horse, hay and garden rakes, 

Horse, hay and manure forks, 

Blocks and ropes, 17.00 ; grain chest, 12.00, 

Hay cutter, 1.50; ladders, 8.00; cultivator, 10.00, 

12 shovels and spades, 12.00 ; 8 hoes, 4.00, 

Feed trough and boxes, 7.00 ; 3 iron bars, 3.00, 

Horse hoe, 12.00 ; whifletrees and chains, 3.00, 

Amount carried forward, $686 25 



$237 00 


164 


50 


124 


00 


12 


25 


29 


00 


30 


00 


29 


00 


, 19 


50 


16 


00 


10 


00 


15 


00 



19 



Amount brought forward, 



$686 25 



5.25, 



Measures, 2.00 ; steel yards, 3.00 ; drain tile, 
Iron,' 3.00; muzzles, 1.00; 5 plows, 45.00, 
Grain cradle, 2.50 ; tub, .75 ; 2 baskets, 1.00, 
Grind stone, 8.00; picks, 2.00; 4 axes, 4.00, 
Blasting tools, 13.00 ; robe and blanket, 4.50, 
Carpenters tools, 10.00; vice, 5.00; wheelbar- 
row, 4.00, 
Winnowing mill, 3.00 ; ladle, 2.00 ; bags, 4.00, 
Cart spires 5.00 ; woodsaws, 2.50, 
37 flour barrels, 6.17 ; beetle and wedges, 2.00, 



SUMMARY. 

Inventory of household furniture, 
provisions, 
farm produce, 
farm stock, 
fuel and lumber, 



clothing, 



farm implements, 



10 


25 


49 


00 


4 


25 


14 


00 


17 


50 


19 


00 


9 


00 


7 


50 


8 


17 



$824 92 



$892 


65 


547 


15 


900 


90 


1,167 


00 


307 


50 


85 


00 


824 


92 



,725 12 



In taking the inventory the Auditors entered the rooms 
occupied by the aged and infirm ; they seemed happy and 
contented, and expressed their thanks for the kind care 
taken of them in their old age. Everything in their rooms 
was in good order, and neatness prevailed in every room, 
showing that those having the charge and care of the inmates 
have succeeded in making this home for the unfortunate, 
what all good citizens desire it should be. 



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LIQUOR AGENCY. 
* Town of Andover in account wi'Ji H. W. Abbott, Town Agent. 

Dr. 
For cash paid Town Treasurer for liquors sold in 

3 months, to May 7th, 1867, $791 59 

For stock of liquors transferred to Tho's Smith, 215 39 



Cr. 

By stock of liquors on hand, Feb. 12, 1867, 
cash on hand, 

cash rec'd of Treasurer to pay bills of liquors, 
cash rec'd of Treasurer to pay freight bills, 

Agent's salary from Feb. 16, to May 7, 1867, 

Net profit, 



$1,006 


98 


$398 62 


46 


08 


453 


09 


10 


26 


44 


44 


54 


49 



$1,006 98 



Town of Andover in account with Tho's Smith, Town Agent. 

Dr. 

To cash paid Town Treasurer for liquors sold, $3,868 32 
" " " barrels and casks 

sold, 32 75 

To cash on hand, Feb. 14, 1868, 109 32 

Stock of liquors on hand, 199 40 



$4,209 79 



Cr. 

By stock of liquors received of H. W. Abbott, $215 39 

cash rec'd of Treasurer to pay bills of liquor, 3,296 31 

freight bills unpaid, 27 80 

cash rec'd of Treasurer to pay Tho's Smith's bill, 18 05 

Agent's salary from May 7, 1867, to Feb. 7, 1868, 150 00 

Net profit, 502 24 

$4,209 79 



TREiSUEEE'S ACCOUNT. 



Town of Andover in account with E, K. Jenkins, Treasurer. 

Dr. 
To paid County tax for 1867, 
State tax for 1867, 
" Andover National Bank, money hired, 
" " " " Int. on same, 

" on account of Town notes, 

" interest on Town notes, 

" discount on taxes at 6 per ct., 1,924 85 

4 u 213 6T 



" for School District property, 

" notes against School Districts, 

" Selectmen's orders, current expenses, 

" " " Schools, 

" " " School houses, 

" Overseers of Poor, orders, 

" Selectmen and Auditors, 

To balance of taxes, unpaid, 

To cash on hand to balance, 



Ck. 

By balance of taxes unpaid, Feb. 15, 1867, 

By cash on hand Feb. 15, 1867, 

" from E. Taylor, additional taxes, 1865, 

" Lawrence pauper account, 

" Newbury port pauper account, 



Amount carried forward, 



$3,590 60 


14,250 


00 


1,500 


00 


8 


75 


12,740 


00 


1,588 


50 


■ 2,138 


52 


15,452 


27 


3,016 


28 


16,336 


31 


5,748 


25 


6,431 


44 


5,342 


11 


27 


00 


184 


28 


9,160 


92 


$97,515 


23 


$329 


31 


12,836 


23 


o 


95 


13 


39 


9 


75 


$13,191 


63 



22 



Amount t 


nought forward, $13,191 63 


By cash f 


rom Lowell pauper account, 


4 00 


a 


Haverhill " " 


54 00 


ie 


Methuen " i{ 


3 00 


a 


County Treasurer, discount on tax, 


37 69 


a 


Henry W. Abbott, liquor agent, 


791 59 


a 


Thomas Smith, " " 


3,901 07 


a 


rent of Town House, 


511 50 


a 


rent of stores and hall at Ballard Vale 


, 110 00 


a 


Boston and Maine Railroad, damage 






by fire to Poor Farm, 


100 00 


a 


sale of Osgood school house, 


68 00 


a 


George Foster, public adm'r estate 






Jas. Ross, 


7 00 




hired of Andover National Bank, 


1,500 00 


a 


from State Treas., State aid for 1866, 


10,000 00 


a 


" corporation tax, 


6,594 61 


a 


" armory rent, 


175 00 


a 


" school fund, 


345 60 


a 


Hay Scale fees, 


49 57 


a 


proprietors and Phillips School fund, 


144 00 


tt 


Chas. 0. Cummings, superintendent, 


100 00 


a 


Assessor's warrant for taxes, 1867, 


59,769 76 


tt 


additional taxes for 1867, 


57 21 




$97,515 23 




E. K. JENKINS, Treasurer. 


An DOVER, 


Feb. 14, 1868. 





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LIABILITIES. 



Notes payable, $12,160 00 

Due interest not called for, 480 00 



$12,640 00 



ASSETS. 




Cash on hand, 


$9,160 92 


Taxes unpaid, 


184 28 


Cash in Superintendent's hands, 


36 62 


Cash in Liquor Agency, 


109 32 


Due from Cities and Towns, 


73 40 


Due from Commonwealth for burial 




of State paupers, 


30 00 


Due for State Aid, 


6,474 50 




$16,069 04 



Balance in Treasurer's hands in favor of Town, $3,909 04 



SCHEDULE OF TOWN PROPERTY. 

Town House and fixtures, $15,000 00 

Land under and adjoining, 2,000 00 

Weights and measures, 200 00 

Safe in Town House, 166 00 

Hay Scales, 300 00 

Engine-house and land, 900 00 

Engine and apparatus, 1,000 00 

Hose at Ballard Vale, 614 00 

Town Farm and buildings, 5,830 00 

Personal property, as per inventory, 4,725 12 

School House property, 23,642 25 

Library, 250 00 

$54,627 37 



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PUlSrCPIARX) FREE SCHOOL. 



The undersigned, Trustees of the Punchard Free School, here- 
with render to the Town their Annual Account of the condition of 
the Fund, and of the Receipts and Expenditures thereof, for the 
year ending February 1st, 1868. 

Of the Permanent Fund of Forty Thousand Dollars, 
there is invested at this date in valid Notes and Real 
Estate Securities, the sum of Thirty-seven Thousand 
Five Hundred Dollars, $37,500 00 

And the balance of Twenty-five Hundred Dollars is de- 
posited to their credit in the Andover National Bank, 2 500 00 



$40,000 00 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance of cash on hand as per last report, $974 66 

Interest received since last report, 2,572 83 

Cash received of John Cornell for rent of land, 25 00 



Cash 



EXPENDITURES. 




paid Wm. G. Goldsmith, Principal, salary. 


$1,000 00 


Miss Wilder, Assistant, 


400 00 


Miss Hervey, " 


275 00 


M. Foster, Treasurer, 


100 00 


1 Miss Carter, music teacher, 


64 00 


Merrimack M. F. Insurance Co., 


81 00 


E. P. Abbott, Janitor, 


100 00 


Cornell & Chandler, coal, 


170 00 


J. A. Dawson, diploma, 


25 00 


W. S. Jenkins, stock and labor, 


23 79 


W. F. Draper, sundries, 


23 55 


E. P. Abbott, 


25 41 


R. M. Abbott, stock and labor, 


18 97 


Wm. Barnett, 


12 40 


James O. Cheever, wood, 


10 56 


Wm. G. Goldsmith, sundries, 


5 52 



$3572 49 



Amount carried forward, $2,335 20 



25 



Amount brought forward, $2,335 20 

Cash paid B. A. Clark & Co., call bells, 

" John Sullivan, labor, 

" H. P. Beard & Co., sundries, 

" Bay State Glass Company, 

" James Ronan, labor, 

" Edward Carter, tuning piano, 

" Millett's Express, 

" George H. Parker, 

" Jesse Gray, 

" Herman Abbott, sundries, 

$2,442 87 
Cash deposited in Andover National Bank, to 

balance, 1,129 62 



7 25 


7 25 


6 60 


2 75 


2 00 


2 00 


1 75 


1 20 


1 00 


75 87 



$3,572 49 



Respectfully submitted, 



CHARLES SMITH, 
JAMES H. MERRILL, 
BENJ. B. BABBITT, 
MOSES FOSTER, 
NATHAN FRYE, 
EDAVARD TAYLOR, 
JOHN ABBOTT, 
ISAAC CARRUTH. 

Andover, February 1, 1868. 

Note.— At the last Annual Meeting in March, the Town appropriated five 
hundred dollars in behalf of the Teachers, and this amount has beeu paid to 
them in addition to the sums above specified. 



The foregoing accounts, having been carefully examined, and 
found to have been correctly kept and well vouched, we respect- 
fully present our Report to the town for acceptance. 

WM. CHICKERING, ) 

JOHN H. FLINT, } Auditors. 

RICHARD M. ABBOTT, S 



The Selectmen would recommend the raising of the following 
sums for the year 1868 : 

Highways, $3,000 00 

Current Expenses, 10,000 00 



FINANCIAL EEPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 



ANNUAL SCHOOL ACCOUNT. 

On hand to the credit of the several Schools, as 

per Auditor's Account, Feb. 15, 1867, $1,5-78 05 

Appropriation as per vote of Town, March, 1867, 5,500 00 

" from Town Funds, 144 00 

from funds held by the State, 345 30 



Total available funds for the year, $7,567 35 

Expenses of the Schools as far as paid up to Feb. 

17, 1866, $5,748 25 

Cash on hand to meet expenses of Winter Term, 1,819 10 

This amount we think will be ample to cover all the ex- 
penses of the schools for the current year, as yet unpaid. 
During the past year the Committee have not seen their way 
clear to that enlargement of school facilities at Ballard Vale 
which it was thought would be required, as for many other 
reasons, so also because the business interests centered there 
have been in a fluctuating condition. Should the population 
become permanently increased in that village it will be 
necessary to have another teacher added to the force already 
employed in the schools there. 



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The increased amount voted by the town at its last meet- 
ing has been expended by increasing the length of the 
schools. Last year the average gross length of the schools 
was eight months and one day. This year the Committee 
have provided for nine months from the funds of the town. 

In the Village District, (Abbott Village) we have been 
compelled to have a school for children who have been turned 
out of the factory under the law of the State, because they 
had not been at school for three months during the past year. 
Some of these children though still under fifteen, had not 
been in school for three years. There were forty of them 
thrown upon the intermediate school of that district in one 
week. This school has been a heavy expense as it has been 
necessary to continue it a second term in consequence of 
there being no. work for the scholars in the mill. 

The Grammar School has increased from 60 scholars last 
year, to nearly 90 scholars the past winter. Of these a good 
proportion are from the other districts, and some are from 
the factories, while many have never attended public school 
before. The prospect is that this school will rather increase 
than diminish. The result will be that the expense will 
increase. 

Looking then to the necessity of having a male teacher in 
the Grammar School, and the probable increase of scholars 
in the Ballard Vale schools, as well as to the fact that all 
around us teachers are getting higher salaries than with us, 
while board is higher here than in most country towns, we 
do not feel that we should be faithful to the interest com- 
mitted to our care if we asked this year for less than $6000. 

Last year the School Committee were authorized to settle 
up the district accounts, to make improvements in school 
property, with power to buy, sell, and to keep in order and 
repair the school property. 

We have to report the following expenditures on this 
account : 



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For the Osgood School House and furniture, $1,810 35 

For the Grammar School property, first 

cost, $1,497 55 

For well and pump, 116 75 

the alteration of buildings, 1,507 07 

furniture, 197 26 



$3,318 63 

Incidental expenses, including insur- 
ance, $200 00 $387 89 

(Insured Grammar School, Ballard Yale, 
Osgood and Frye.) 

Improvement on all the School Houses, 
shingling South Centre and Frye 
District School Houses, pumps at 
Village, South Centre and Frye. 

Blackboards, plaster work, and whitewashing in 

all the School Houses, total, $914 57 



Total expenditures, $6,431 44 

The coming year the School Committee would recommend 
the erection of two new School Houses, one in Bailey Dis- 
trict, and one in Holt District, to cost about $1,800.00 cash. 
Total, $3,600.00. 

Also, that the work of repairing and properly furnishing 
all the school houses in the town up to the standard of the 
one erected in the Osgood District be carried out, and that 
there be appropriated the sum of $1,400.00 for this and 
other incidental expenses of the schools, making in all for 
the school houses, $5,000.00. 



BENJ. B. BABBITT, 
D. C. LITCHFIELD, 
HENRY S. GREENE, 
NATH' P. BERRY, 
SAM'L BOUTWELL, 
P. M. JEFFERSON, 



School Committee. 



TOWN WARRANT 



Essex, ss. To Robert Callahan, one of the Constables 
of the Town of Andover ^ Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts, you are hereby directed to notify and warn 
the inhabitants of the Town of Andover, qualified 
to vote in elections and Town affairs, to meet and as- 
semble at the Town House, in said Andover, on Mon- 
day, the second day of March next, at twelve o'clock, 
at noon, to act on the following articles, viz : — 

Art. 1st. To choose a Moderator, to preside in 
said meeting. 

Art. 2nd. To choose a Town Cleik for the year 
ensuing. 

Art. 3rd. To hear and act on the report of the 
Auditors. 

Art. 4th. To choose Selectmen, Assessors, Over- 
seers of the Poor, Town Treasurer, School Com- 
mittee, Constables, Fence Viewers, and all other 
necessary and usual Town Officers. 

Art. 5th. To see what sum of money the Town 
will raise for the repairs of highways the ensuing 
year. 



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Art. 6th. To see what methods the Town will 
adopt for the repairs of the highways. 

Art. 7th. To see what sum of money the Town 
will raise for the maintenance of their public schools 
for the ensuing year. 

Art. 3th. To see if the Town will make an 
appropriation in behalf of the teachers of the Punch- 
ard Free School for the year ensuing, on petition of 
said Trustees. 

Art. 9th. To see what method the Town will 
adopt to apportion the school money among the pub- 
lic schools. 

x^rt. 1 0th. To see what sum or sums of money 
the Town will raise for the repair and improvement 
of the school property, and for incidental expenses 
of the school houses. 

Art. 11th. To see what sum of money the Town 
will raise to defray the necessary expenses accruing 
the year ensuing. 

Art. 12th. To see what method the Town will 
adopt for the collection of the public taxes the ensu- 
ing year. 

Art. 13th. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Town Treasurer to hire money for the use of the 
Town when necessary. 

Art. 14th. To determine what compensation the 
Town will pay to firemen for their services the ensu- 
ing year. 

Abt. 15th. To see if the Town will accept and 
revise the list of jurors as prepared and posted by the 
Selectmen. 



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Art. 16th. To see if the Town will diminish the 
number of School Committee, on petition of Sylves- 
ter Lovejoy and others. 

Art. 17th. To see what action the Town will 
take concerning Shade and Ornamental Trees, as 
provided by Chap. 242, Laws and Resolves of 1867. 

Art. 18th. To act on any other business that may 
legally come before said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this War- 
rant, with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, 
at the time and place of meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands at Andover, this fifteenth 
day of February, in the year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight. 

WM. S. JENKINS, > Selectmen 
JOHN B. ABBOTT, } of 
HERMAN PHELPS, S Andover.